Gerald A. Jayne Papers, 1969-2014

Overview of the Collection

Jayne, Gerald A.
Gerald A. Jayne Papers
1969-2014 (inclusive)
1969-1995 (bulk)
19 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 443
Gerald A. Jayne was a conservationist leader from Idaho Falls, Idaho. The collection contains his personal papers.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

This collection is in English
Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gerald A. Jayne was a computer programmer at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho and is considered to be one of the most famous conservation leaders in eastern Idaho. Jayne has been an active conservationist since the 1960s and was instrumental in many grassroots environmental causes. He was a founding member of the Hells Canyon Preservation Council and served in several leadership roles in the 1960s and 1970s. He was asked to work with Doris Milner, an officer in the Montana Wilderness Association, to set aside the headwaters of the Selway River. Jayne was a founding member of the Idaho Environmental Council and also served as its president and director for many years.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the Gerald A. Jayne papers span the years 1969-1995. Included in the papers are correspondence and data gathered relating to preserving Hells Canyon, environmental impact and land use plans for some of Idaho’s national forests, correspondence with Morton Brigham, and Idaho Primitive Areas (IPA) appeals for legislation, articles and general correspondence.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Gerald A. Jayne Papers, MG 443, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The original order was retained with all of the materials from the 1989 accession being followed by the materials from the 1997, 2009, and 2014 accessions.

Location of Collection

Special Collections and Archives of the University of Idaho Library. Boxes 1-3 are shelved at range 38 and boxes 4-19 at range 141, in the cage area.

Custodial History

The papers of Gerald A. Jayne were in the possession of Gerald Jayne until time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The papers of Gerald A. Jayne were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Gerald Jayne in October 1989 (MA 1989-43), October 1997 (MA 1997-32), October 2009 (MA 2009-41), and October 2014 (MA 2014-55).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. Some materials were refoldered. The collection was reduced by 3.5 cubic feet.

Separated Materials

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).

Related Materials

H. Tom Davis papers MG 435, Idaho Environmental Council records MG 438, Doris Milner papers MG 442, Morton R. Brigham papers MG 450

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Hells Canyon – Correspondence
Boise National Forest – Salmon National Forest
Sawtooth National Forest– Clearwater National Forest – Nez Perce National Forest – Idaho Primitive Areas (IPA) – Correspondence with Morton Brigham
Water: Dams
Water: Rivers, Problems, Misc.
Forest Service: Forest issues, timber industry legislation
National forests, INEL, EPA
Targhee National Forest
Wilderness, Forest ecology, ORVs, Trails
BLM, Grazing, National parks
CAFOs, Mining
Death: "wildlife Servives" (formerly Animal Damage Central-ADC)
Environmental problems, Idaho Legislature, IWRB, Idaho Government Agencies
Energy, Politicians, IEC Papers, Misc.
Teton Dam

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Jayne, Gerald A. --Archives